Top 5 player performances for NBA's winning teams on December 27

James Harden scored 45 points for the Rockets on Thursday to help beat the Celtics. [Image via ESPN/YouTube screencap]
James Harden scored 45 points for the Rockets on Thursday to help beat the Celtics. [Image via ESPN/YouTube screencap]

These five basketball stars gave standout performances to help their teams win.

NBA
1

James Harden - Houston Rockets

He's the reigning NBA MVP and seems to be back in form lately. James Harden scored 45 points on Thursday in Houston. It was his sixth straight game with 35 or more points scored. This time around it gave his team a nice win over the Boston Celtics.

2

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

The Greek Freak continues to dominate his competition. On Thursday it was the New York Knicks. Giannis scored 31 points and collected 14 rebounds for a double-double. He also gave out eight assists to help defeat the Knicks.

3

Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers had big performances on Thursday from JJ Reddick, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid. The Sixers' big man scored 23 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and gave out six assists. He also swatted five of Utah's shots away in the Philadelphia road win.

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